Managing your child’s digital footprint and making sure that they’re safe online and on the go can be challenging. Rest assured, Google’s Family Link app makes a great parental control tool. Plus, it’s free! With the Google Family Link app, you can set digital ground rules by managing apps, setting screen time limits, locating your child’s phone, and more. Keep reading to see how the Google Family Link app can help you better understand how your child explores the online world, as well as manage their phone to help them use the internet safely and responsibly. Continue reading “Google Family Link – Our Top Pick For Parental Controls”Follow us
Has your kid been asking you for a smartphone because “everyone has one”? Believe it or not, answering that question just got easier. Apple’s iPhones have many settings that allow parents some control over their child’s phone. iPhone’s parental controls are accessed through Settings > Screen Time. Parental controls can easily be saved and not accessible by your child by putting a passcode on the controls. These include blocking in-app purchases, choosing which apps can be used, setting screen time limits, and more.
iPhone’s parental controls are available on iPhones running iOS 12 and later. Best of all, this means you won’t have to dish out the big bucks for the newest iPhone. iOS 12 and later will also be available on previous iPhone models which you can buy for a lower cost from Twigby. Below, we’ll discuss some of the great parental controls that will help you rest easy with the idea of getting an iPhone for your kid. Continue reading “iPhone Parental Controls Just Got Easier”Follow us
What if someone told you that you don’t have to be stuck in a cell phone contract anymore to get good service? Nor is it necessary to finance your phone on a monthly payment plan and upgrade it every two years? 2-year cell phone contracts and phone financing have become a thing of the past. Additionally, many people are stepping away from upgrading their phone through financing. Sure, there could be circumstances where someone might need to have the newest and latest phone gadget, but is that you? If you are someone who doesn’t need the absolute latest technology packed into your smart phone, you will want to read more. Continue reading “Why You Should Ditch Your 2-Year Cell Phone Contract and Pass on Phone Financing”Follow us
Has your child been asking you if they can create an account on social media sites like Facebook or YouTube? If they haven’t, they probably will start soon. Maybe you’re wondering when the time is right to let kids use social media and the whole internet. Don’t worry—you’re not alone. The question is raised more frequently in households everywhere as social media has become part of most people’s daily life. While children under the age of 13 cannot have accounts across various social media platforms (and rightfully so), Messenger for Kids and YouTube’s safety features are just two of many ways to gradually and safely introduce your child to the online realm. Continue reading “Kids’ Internet Safety Tips and Information”Follow us
It’s easy to imagine not having cell phone service while traveling to Canada, Mexico, and actually anywhere internationally since most U.S. companies primary work within the U.S. There are solutions though. In today’s world, internet access is abundant and there is usually a free wi-fi network that you can use. There are also many free apps that are designed to keep you connected while traveling internationally. In order for Wi-Fi Calling and Texting and these apps to work so that you can stay connected to your friends and family; all you need is wi-fi. Continue reading “Stay Connected for Free While Traveling Outside the Country”Follow us
Do you ever get calls or text messages from unknown numbers? They are annoying, we know. However, when it comes to blocking those unwanted numbers and only receiving calls and text messages from your contact list, you’ve got options. If the phone call is a robocall, you can report the call to the FTC. Some phones have native number blocking abilities. That means you can block numbers from calling or texting you in your phone’s settings. If your phone does not have native number blocking abilities and you have a smartphone, you can download free apps that will help you block unwanted calls and text messages. Even if your smartphone does have native number blocking abilities, it doesn’t hurt to download a free app and simply go the extra mile to help stop an unwanted call or text.